Document Type: Letter to Editor

Authors

1 Nursing and Midwifery College, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 Quality Improvement in Clinical Education Research Center, Education Development Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

3 Haematology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Abstract

As hemophilia is a chronic bleeding diseaseand can interfere with daily performanceof children, these children require continuoustraining to prevent bleeding and take timely action(1). Since children nurses play an important role inthe education of involved children and their Selfefficacyand also due to today’s approach whichis using educational computer games, the use ofeducational games in respect to teach hemophiliachildren how to have self-efficacy can beeffective (2). Hemoaction game is a computerizededucational game designed by the World Federationof Hemophilia to educate hemophilia disease andrelated procedures to the care of children withhemophilia. By the use of this game children withhemophilia (aged 8-12) and also nursing expertswere educated how to increase self efficacy.Nursing School of Shiraz University ofMedical Sciences has used this game for thefirst time after its publishing, in the world (3).The results of the mentioned study demonstratesthat after the Hemophilia disease and its relatedprocedures were instructed to children withhemophilia and nursing experts in order toknow how to increase patients’ self efficacy bymodern approaches, self efficacy of hemophiliachildren and nurses were both improved. Thiseducational method is a novel way to enhanceboth Hemophilia children and nursing staff,as major participants in routine and lifelongeducation process, self-efficacy.Due to nurses’ important role in improvingchildren with hemophilia self-efficacy by differentinstructions and world leading educationalapproaches towards use of modern technology ineducation, using Hemoaction educational game,published by World Federation of Hemophilia andused by Nursing and Midwifery College of ShirazUniversity of Medical Sciences for the first time,can fulfill hemophilia children needs of care.